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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


CABALE VILARINO, María Beatriz et al. Incidence of dyslipidemias and their relation to ischemic heart disease in the population of “Héroes del Moncada” Polyclinic. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.5-6. ISSN 0864-2125.

In order to know the incidence of dyslipidemias and their relation to ischemic heart disease in the population receiving attention at “Heroes del Moncada” Polyclinic, in Havana City, 311 patients aged 18-91 were studied. They participated in a survey done by the Center of Research and References of Atherosclerosis of Habana. The blood levels of total cholesterol (TC), HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, VLDL-cholesterol and triglycerides (TG) were determined. It was obtained an incidence of untreated dyslipidemias of 47 %. The triglycerides VLDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol were lipoproteins that presented a significant risk for the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, with a predominance of hypertriglyceridemia. Among the other studied risk factors, diabetes mellitus together with dyslipidemias were the most related to ischemic heart disease.

Keywords : Dyslipidemias; lipids; cardiovacular disease; risk factors.

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